PHF decides to appoint Hassan Sardar as Head of Selection Committee. Also agreed to reduce the number of selectors from 5 to 4.
According to details, its high time to take major decisions in the PHF at all levels after watching a disastrous performance by the National Team at the world hockey league. The newly appointed President, Brig (R) Khalid Sajad Khokhar will reach PHF’s headquarter National Hockey stadium Lahore in the coming 2 or 3 days to brief media representatives regarding expected changes and future line of action.
It may be remembered that this was the first time ever that ‘Green Shirts’ were out of the olympic race, due to which Akhter Rasool had to step down from his presidentship. Afterwards upon the advice of the Prime Minister, Brig(R) Khalid Khokhar was appointed as the 24th PHF’s President. According to sources after mutual consultation, the newly appointed president has decided to bring changes at a large scale in PHF, as a first step talented players will be hunted and a new selection committee will be set up for the Junior World Cup qualifying round.
According to sources, Hassan Sardar, Shehnaz Sheikh and other renowned names of former players were considered to fill the position of head of selection committee, finally it’s been agreed to nominate Hassan Sardar as the Chief Selector and 3 former players will also be a part of the selection team. It may be remembered that based on the poor performance shown at the world hockey league, former National Captain Islahuddin siddiqui also resigned as a chief selector, later on following the boss’s footsteps, selectors Khalid Bashir and Ayaz Mehmood said good bye to the selection committee whereas another member Arshad Ch; expired a day prior to the National Team’s selection for the World league.
Its been further known, preparations are on way to set up a junior Management team for the world cup qualifying round scheduled this year in Malayasia , which will be headed by PHF’s Coaching consultant Tahir Zaman , 3 new coaches will be inducted to share his responsibility. Earlier the position was held by Manzoor ul Hassan, but due to the poor performance shown by the National team at Johar Baru Cup in Malyasia, the previous President PHF Akhter Rasool sacked Manzoor ul Hassan including the entire management team from their positions.